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Croissant Shokupan

Because we love Shokupan too much, we’ve made Croissant into Shokupan.

Ingredients

  • 260 g bread flour ※French bread flour. Replace 20% of bread flour with all-purpose flour
  • 30 g sugar
  • 5 g salt
  • 4 g instant dry yeast
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 40 ml whole milk
  • 100~120 ml water
  • 30 g unsalted butter

Fold-in Butter

  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 10 g all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Combine the dry ingredients.
  2. Next, combine the wet ingredients.Whisk together the egg yolk and water, and milk.Add wet ingredients in dry in 3 stages.
  3. Stir until the dough comes together, then let it sit 10 mins to relax the gluten.
  4. Push the dough with your palm, and fold it back to your side.
  5. Spread the dough and place the room temperature butter.
  6. Developing gluten at the early stages of kneading makes your bread rise tall and fluffy.The fat prevents developing gluten but it is need to make a moist and last-long bread.
  7. Knead until it comes back together.
  8. Transfer to a greased bowl and let it rise for 60 mins or until double in volume.
  9. Take out onto a countertop, and fold from the right and left, then top and bottom. Wrap in a piece of plastic and put it in the freezer for about 20 to 30 mins until chill completely.
  10. Roll it out to 25 cm square.
  11. Place the butter on top and fold the butter.
  12. Seal the end by pressing.
  13. Roll it out in a large rectangle, then fold in from the right and left, and fold in half.
  14. Wrap it up and let it rest in a freezer for about 30 mins.
  15. Take out and roll it out for the second turn.
  16. Dust with flour generously, and push gently until the dough starts stretching.If you do it quickly, the dough is shrinking and spring back.
  17. Roll out into a rectangle and fold in 4.
  18. Wrap it up and let it chill 30 mins in the freezer.
  19. Take out and roll it out for the shaping until 5mm thickness, 25cm square.
  20. Divide the dough into 3.Cut each dough into 3, then braid.Put it in a greased mold,Let it rise at room temperature until double in volume.
  21. While proofing, pre-heat the oven for 200℃.Pop it in the oven for 20 mins.
  22. Folding in the butter in the bread dough is fun but annoying somehow.To make your butter easy to handle, add in a small amount of flour.
  23. Sprinkle flour onto the butter, and beat the butter to mix-in.
  24. Continue folding and beating until mixed-in.
  25. Wrap it in plastic, then roll it out to 15cm × 15cm square.
  26. Chill until used.